Former Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver dies

Virginia-Tech-LogoBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Former Virginia athletic director Jim Weaver has died. He was 70. The university said in a news release that Weaver died Thursday morning. He disclosed in 2008 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and he retired for health reasons in 2013. He served as Virginia Tech’s athletic director for 16 years, the second-longest tenure in school history. Weaver arrived in September 1997, when the Hokies played football in the Big East and all other sports in the Atlantic 10. By 1999, the Big East invited the Hokies to become an all-sports member. Five years later, they moved again, joining the Atlantic Coast Conference. He also presided over many facilities upgrades, including expansion of Lane Stadium to a capacity of 65,632.

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